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Ontario's Cap And Trade Program Ends And Federal Backstop Looms: Implications For Ontario Businesses
Until recently, few people in Ontario paid much attention to the "Federal Backstop," the federal carbon pricing system for provinces without a carbon tax or cap and trade program.
Canada
11 Oct 2018
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Déjà Vu All Over Again: The New (Old) Fisheries Act
Though many laws regulate water and water use, the Fisheries Act remains the only legislation that directly addresses the protection and conservation of fish and fish habitat. Enacted in 1868, the Act
Canada
5 Oct 2018
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The Potential Consequences Of Brexit For Environmental Law And The Impact On The Automotive Industry
This article assesses the impact on UK environmental law of the UK's decision to leave the European Union and the likely direction the negotiations will take in anticipation of the departure on 30 March 2019.
European Union
10 Sep 2018
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How Will Brexit Affect Automotive Regulation?
The automotive sector is subject to a variety of EU regulations covering a range of issues including technical standards, safety, vehicle categorisation and environmental protection.
European Union
10 Sep 2018
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Paul Murphy Talks Energy With The Titans Of Nuclear Podcast
Our very own Paul Murphy, managing director in Gowling WLG's Energy Group, was recently invited onto the Titans of Nuclear podcast to talk all things nuclear.
Canada
3 Aug 2018
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How Will The UK Plastic Ban Affect The Food And Drink Industry?
The UK Government recently announced its plans to ban plastic straws and other single-use plastics from sale next year in a bid to tackle the growing issues that they are causing in seas and rivers.
Canada
9 Jul 2018
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Ottawa Pitches A New Way To Assess Major Projects
On Feb. 8, 2018, through Bill C-69, the federal government unveiled long-awaited legislation to reform federal environmental assessments, the National Energy Board, and the Navigation Protection Act.
Canada
21 Feb 2018
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Has The Court Paved The Way For Plaintiffs To Profit Off Purchasing Contaminated Sites?
In her chapter in Key Developments in Environmental Law 2017, Natalie Mullins reviews the evolution and current state of the law on damages in contaminated sites cases.
Canada
23 Jan 2018
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NAFTA Renegotiations — The USA's Objectives
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has released a Summary of the USA's North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation objectives.
United States
31 Jul 2017
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An Unreasonable Defence? Costs Applications Before The Environmental Review Tribunal
The recent decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal in CCCTE v. Ontario (Environment and Climate Change) provides a useful reminder about the basic principles and test to be applied by...
Canada
16 May 2017
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Building Common Ground In Federal Environmental Assessment: A Panel Member's Perspective
On April 5, 2017, Canada released the report of the independent panel on environmental assessment processes. I was privileged to be a member of this panel.
Canada
16 May 2017
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Ontario's Cap And Trade Update
Ontario's Cap and Trade program is being updated. On March 22, 2017, as we reported here, Ontario held its first stand-alone auction of greenhouse gas ("GHG") allowances...
Canada
11 May 2017
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Should You Use A Pierringer Agreement?
The Pierringer or proportionate share agreement[1] continues to be recognized by the courts as a valuable tool for encouraging settlement in multi-party litigation.
Canada
11 May 2017
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Governor-In-Council Does Not Have The Authority To Determine Infringement Of Treaty Rights
On January 23, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal released its Reasons for Judgment regarding the scope of the GIC decision-making authority under subsection 52(4)....
Canada
22 Feb 2017
15
Trump At Work — Week One
In a pre-inaugural piece on the new Trump administration, we examined how the new president's promises (and those of the GOP majority in Congress) might affect U.S. business...
United States
9 Feb 2017
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Upcoming Ontario Cap And Trade Auction And Proposed Regulatory Amendments
In June, we prepared a guide to Ontario's new cap and trade program. Since then, the 2016 registration period has closed, and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change...
Canada
9 Dec 2016
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Guide To Doing Business In Canada: Environmental Protection
Municipalities may regulate activities through legislation, including sewer-use bylaws, noise bylaws and property-standards bylaws.
Canada
9 Nov 2016
18
A National Price For Carbon In Canada
In a speech to Parliament on Oct. 3, 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that, starting in 2018, the federal government will impose a national price on carbon.
Canada
2 Nov 2016
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Canada Proposes New Regulations For Environmental Administrative Monetary Penalties
The federal government recently released proposed regulations that provide federal environmental enforcement officers an administrative alternative to existing enforcement measures.
Canada
20 Apr 2016
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Court Declares British Columbia Wrongfully Abdicated Environmental Decision-Making Authority Respecting Enbridge Northern Gateway
On January 13, 2016, the BC Supreme Court released a decision with guidance respecting a common feature of environmental assessment, namely provincial/federal harmonization of reviews and corresponding decisions.
Canada
21 Jan 2016
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